Friday, August 10, 2007

Art, Twice Removed

Plato thought that reality was just a reflection of perfect forms. Art, therefore, was just a reflection of a reflection.

A new form of fine art is emerging from a unique perspective--gamers.

Wired's Clive Thompson discusses this new phenonmenon in his article "Half Life & the Muse: Art Discovers the World of Games."

He also talks about the 8-bit art movement, art based on previous and less sophisticated gaming systems' characters and motifs. There's a great book called I Am 8-bit which has plenty of excellent examples.

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